Today Allie's chatting about her book One Night in Memphis, availabe now from Samhain Publishing!
Can you tell us a little about your book?
One Night in Memphis (Samhain Publishing) is a "24 hour" contemporary romance which takes place over a single day and night. That's right: 24 hours in 24 chapters. This is actually my second 24 hour novel; my first, One Night in Boston, was also released by Samhain and is currently available in print and ebook.
How did the idea for the plot come about?
This book is loosely based on an actual night in Memphis that my best friend and I spent after college. What a terrific city! I came up with the idea for a 24 hour novel about 4 years ago, when I was trying to think of a way to tell a love story that hadn't already been done 1000 times. So far, readers love the concept, and both books have gotten great reviews. In fact, One Night in Memphis has been named a finalist in this year's EPPIE Awards.
I love sale stories (ok I am just nosy!!) so can you tell us about your road to publication - and your call story?
I started writing just after September 11th (which is another whole story), and my editor at Samhain picked One Night in Boston out of the slush pile about 5 years later. That book, my first, released in July 2007, and I'll have my 4th coming out later this year. It's been a ball so far!
We are all about the love here, so please share your fave books, movies, TV shows or current fantasy squeeze (it's all in the line of research!)
Fave books are any which have a terrific storyline I can't put down: The Pact by Jodi Picoult, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Hadden, The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, anything by Stephen King. Fave movies are any with a great romance (of course!) - ones that elicit tears are extra good :) When Harry Met Sally, The Lake House, Brokeback Mountain, Gone with the Wind, Life is Beautiful
What are you working on now?
I'm currently working on edits for One Night in Napa, my next One Night Novel. And I'm working on promotions for the print release of One Night in Memphis, which will happen later this spring!
How can readers keep up with your writing and books?